In partnership with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Treatment Action Group (TAG), and the Georgia Community Advisory Board (GeCAB), The Georgian Harm Reduction Network (GHRN) organised a three day advocacy workshop to focus on strategies to overcome barriers to diagnostics and overall healthcare services in the national hepatitis C virus (HCV) elimination plan. Participants included members from HIV, HCV, LGBTQ+ community, international organizations, national NGOs and medical providers.
- Increase knowledge of treatment advocates on HCV prevention, diagnostics and treatment and harm reduction basics to overcome existing myths about treatment among people who inject drugs;
- Define existing barriers within HCV elimination program and to set effective strategies/ways to solve;
- Share good practices, lessons and tools for activists.
During the workshop, the participants were split into break out groups and focused on specific strategies including raising public awareness campaigns and capacity building of hepatitis C.
The participants also developed actions plans and committed to following up on them including sharing and coordinating activities for World Hepatitis Day.
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